Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

Biden’s Top Trade Official Should Work to Protect Governments From the Rising Number of Corporate Lawsuits

In 2020, foreign investors filed at least 51 known lawsuits demanding huge sums from governments struggling to fight a historic pandemic.

Celebrating the Passage of the Corporate Transparency Act

This week, Congress takes a meaningful step toward eliminating anonymous shell corporations.

Our Youngest ‘Self-Made’ Billionaire, Our Wealthy’s Oldest Bogus Claim

The super rich owe their super fortunes to factors that have little to do with ‘genius.’

Mass Incarceration Is Declining — But Not For Women

The next administration needs to address this crisis and the war on drugs driving it.

Billionaire Made $1 Trillion Since COVID-19. They Can Afford to Protect Their Workers.

In a holiday shopping season with rampant rates of COVID-19 infection, we must protect frontline workers before it’s too late.

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Beginning of Pandemic — Total Grows to $4 Trillion

The total wealth of U.S. billionaires reaches $4 trillion, over $1 trillion of which has been gained since the beginning of the pandemic.

Nothing Fundamental Will Change Without Mass Movements

Real change only happens, the New Deal era suggests, when a president’s ear is hearing the shouts of mass movements.

A Black Agrarian Collective is Working To Build a Self-Sufficient Community

The Maryland-based initiative targets people who have historically helped to build the wealth of this society but had no real participation in that wealth.

Paying Politicians to Criminalize Protest

More communities are protesting pipelines. The fossil fuel industry wants to make that a felony.

Biden Won’t Reset U.S. Foreign Policy On His Own

Biden’s foreign policy team matters less than the world they inherit, policies they pursue, and the pressure they get from progressives.